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SF City Attorney To Appeal Court’s Ruling To End Ellis Act-Relocation Payments

San Francisco’s City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced on Wednesday that they would appeal a federal court’s ruling that quashes mandatory relocation payments for the city’s tenants evicted through California’s Ellis Act.

10/22/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Law Forcing Higher Relocation Payments For Evicted Tenants Struck Down

San Francisco property owners have scored a legal victory over the city involving payments to relocate evicted tenants.

10/21/2014

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Protesters Storm SF Hayes Valley Shoe Store; Claim Property Owner Is Ellis Act Evicting Several Tenants

Police were called to a Paolo Shoes store in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley Thursday after about 30 protesters stormed the business.

10/17/2014

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Landlords Challenge San Francisco Law That Compensates Evicted Tenants Through Relocation Fees In Court

A pair of senior citizens who live in a small home in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood say it’s unfair that they should have to pay $117,000 to help their evicted tenant find a new place to live.

10/06/2014

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San Francisco Tenants Facing Ellis Act Eviction Granted Rare Victory By Judge

A rare victory for tenants of a San Francisco apartment facing an Ellis Act eviction by their landlord was handed down by a Superior Court judge Tuesday.

09/16/2014

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More SF Landlords Evicting Tenants Without Any Evidence, According To New Housing Report

A new report shows a rising trend of San Francisco landlords evicting tenants for alleged nuisances that include cooking late at night and parking a car outside of the lines.

09/05/2014

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Judge Refuses To Block SF Law Increasing Relocation Payments To Evicted Tenants; Trial Put On Fast Track

A federal judge in San Francisco declined Friday to issue an immediate order blocking a new city law that sharply increases the relocation payments landlords must give tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.

08/22/2014

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San Francisco Mayor Lee Announces Loan Program That Helps Non-Profits Acquire Buildings To Protect Low-Income Tenants From Displacement

San Francisco is setting aside $3 million from the city’s affordable housing pool to protect low-income residents from being displaced from their apartments as part of a new non-profit loan program.

08/11/2014

A tenants' rights group has placed signs on buildings where they say tenants have been Ellis Act evicted to make way for tourist rentals. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Tenants Rights’ Group Protests Against ‘Illegal’ Share Rentals In San Francisco’s North Beach

Demonstrators in San Francisco have posted neon green warning signs on the outside of some apartments where the director of the Tenants Union says people have been evicted under the Ellis Act and landlords are now renting apartments through websites like Airbnb and VRBO.

07/29/2014

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San Francisco Landlords Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act Relocation Fees

Several property owners and two landlord associations sued the city of San Francisco in federal court Thursday to challenge a new city law that sharply increases relocation assistance payments required for tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.

07/24/2014

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